Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dcccd.edu/hb1508.
(Occupational Skills Award)
- Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
- Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.
Degree Plan Code: MSA.MED.OFF.ASST.16
Medical front office support professionals function in the front office handling incoming and outgoing patients. They perform administrative duties requiring the skills to schedule and monitor appointments, create and maintain patient records, use computer applications and a practice management software in the medical office.
This award is for individuals who are new to a medical office setting.
This sequence of courses will prepare students for entry-level employment in a medical front office setting by developing core proficiency in medical terminology, medical office procedures, and basic medical coding and billing procedures.
|Course||Course Title||Credit Hours|
|POFT 1127||Introduction to Keyboarding|
|POFI 1301||Computer Applications 1||3|
|MDCA 1313||Medical Terminology||3|
|POFM 1317||Medical Administrative Support||3|
|POFM 1327||Medical Insurance||3|
|Minimum Hours Required||13|
NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.